Author Archive: Leah Zanolla

Leah grew up in a little farming town in Illinois, right on the Mississippi River. Her Chicago-born husband, David, left the city for her, and they're now raising their three children (Jacob, Jonah and Lydia) just 12 miles from her hometown. As the Senior Editor of the DIS (wdwinfo.com), Leah spends a lot of time writing about, reading about, and discussing Disney. So, it should come as no surprise that one of her family's favorite ways to spend time is going to Walt Disney World and traveling on Disney Cruise Line. She also enjoys shopping, watching movies with her husband and doing crafts with and for her kids.

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Review: Epcot Gardens of the World Tour

Review: Epcot Gardens of the World Tour

| April 2, 2014 | 2 Replies

Post by Jeff Alves My wife Val & I just moved to Florida and we had our favorite sister-in-law (Tracy) visiting to help with our interior decorating choices. Tracy enjoys gardening so we thought it would be nice to repay her by booking a special tour for the three of us.  The Epcot International Flower [...]

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Exhibit Review: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

Exhibit Review: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

| October 17, 2013 | 3 Replies

Post by David Zanolla I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, so our family visited the Museum of Science and Industry quite often.  Over the years, we enjoyed many special touring exhibits revolving around subjects such as The Muppets and artifacts of the Titanic.  Needless to say, when D23 contacted The DIS/wdwinfo.com and asked if [...]

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Adventure Ocean on the Oasis of the Seas – How Does It Stack Up To Disney’s Oceaneer Club and Lab?

Adventure Ocean on the Oasis of the Seas – How Does It Stack Up To Disney’s Oceaneer Club and Lab?

| September 29, 2013 | 4 Replies

Post by Liz Anderson Our family has had some great experiences with the Disney Cruise Line kids’ clubs – the Oceaneer Club and the Oceaneer Lab – so, as we sailed on the Oasis of the Seas for DIS Cruise 1.0, we were eager to try out Royal Caribbean’s Adventure Ocean kids’ activities center. Adventure [...]

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Opening Night at Walt Disney World’s Re-Imagined California Grill

Opening Night at Walt Disney World’s Re-Imagined California Grill

| September 10, 2013 | 3 Replies

Review by Kevin Klose The California Grill in Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort reopened yesterday after a lengthy refurbishment and we were there to see how the old place looks.

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Review: Exotic Driving Experience at the Walt Disney World Speedway

Review: Exotic Driving Experience at the Walt Disney World Speedway

| September 1, 2013 | Reply

Guest post by David Zanolla A Colt Vista station wagon, a Ford Escort wagon and a Ford Focus. That’s what I’m used to driving; look them up.  None of them exactly say “speed.”  If you need more evidence that I’m not a speedster on the roads, consider the following quote from my father-in-law.  In 2008, [...]

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Wrap-up of a WDW Vet’s First Trip to Disneyland – Part 4

Wrap-up of a WDW Vet’s First Trip to Disneyland – Part 4

| August 23, 2013 | 2 Replies

This summer, we took our first trip to Disneyland and I’ve been documenting our adventure!  You can read the first half of our trip report here. The rest of the trip wasn’t as scheduled as the first two days, so I’m just going to jump around and hit some of our highlights.  Because the parks [...]

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Wrap-up of a WDW Vet’s First Trip to Disneyland – Part 3

Wrap-up of a WDW Vet’s First Trip to Disneyland – Part 3

| August 16, 2013 | 1 Reply

The PhotoPass pictures have finally arrived – it’s time for the final two blogs!  My family (my husband David and I, plus Jacob – 7, Jonah – 5, and Lydia – 2) recently got back from our first trip to Disneyland and Southern California! We’re Walt Disney World experts, but relied on the Disneyland podcast [...]

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Wrap-up of a WDW Vet’s First Trip to Disneyland – Part 2

Wrap-up of a WDW Vet’s First Trip to Disneyland – Part 2

| June 26, 2013 | 2 Replies

My family (my husband David and I, plus Jacob – 7, Jonah – 5, and Lydia – almost 2)  just got back from our first trip to Disneyland and Southern California! We’re Walt Disney World experts, but relied on the Disneyland podcast team to help us plan this trip.  We did an audio trip report [...]

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Wrap-up of a WDW Vet’s First Trip to Disneyland – Part 1

Wrap-up of a WDW Vet’s First Trip to Disneyland – Part 1

| June 19, 2013 | 4 Replies

We’re home! After so many months of planning, it doesn’t seem possible that our trip is over.  I’m the Senior Editor on the DIS and my family (my husband David and I, plus Jacob – 7, Jonah – 5, and Lydia – almost 2)  just got back from our first trip to Disneyland and Southern [...]

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Help! A Walt Disney World Vet’s First Time at Disneyland – Part 5

Help! A Walt Disney World Vet’s First Time at Disneyland – Part 5

| May 19, 2013 | 9 Replies

Last blog before the trip!  We leave in just a couple days for our first-ever trip to Disneyland!  We’re really getting excited, but we still had a few questions we needed answered by the podcast team.  Read on to hear what we talked about on this segment of the DIS Unplugged Disneyland edition.

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